6 Apr 2014

April 6, 2014

    Sunrise this morning, still lots of cloud about.

    Broken earlier in the morning, but the front eventually arrived with precip around 12:00, yesterday.

    Various cloud layers at times made for challenging visibility.

    Snowing in the alpine at 12:30.

    Lots of family fun activities going on yesterday!

Weather Observations for April 6, 2014; taken at 06:00 hrs.

2240 meters      -6, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -5, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -5, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the SSE
1835 meters      -4, Winds were 20-35 KPH from the S
1650 meters      -2, 4 cm of new snow, 4 cm in 24 hours, Base 274 cm
1550 meters      -2, 4 cm of new snow, 4 cm in 24 hours, Base 217 cm
  660 meters     +3, Valley Temperature, 1.8 mm of precip yesterday, max temp test +6.6

For the forecast we can expect mostly cloudy condtions but relatively dry. A weak ridge of high pressure to the South will bring some breaks today but the stratus layer will be difficult to dissipate. Higher clouds will also be part of the mix.  A warm front will move in this evening bringing light precipitation to our area this evening and into Tuesday night. The warm high pressure to the south will bring freezing levels too nearly the top to the mountains in our zone for Monday. A fairly dry Westerly flow aloft will bring unsettled weather for Wednesday into Thursday, as of now a weak upper trough may push through for Thursday night.  Guesstimates trace-2 cm for Monday morning, light rain for Monday into Tuesday evening with around 20 mm of the clear stuff possibly falling below 1900 meters. Freezing levels will likely rise later today to 1500 meters, then slowly rise to 2100 meters by Monday. Tuesday starts with Fl at round 2000 meters but slowly drops to 1300 meters in the evening. 2-4 cm for Wednesday morning.

As of 07:00 hrs in the alpine there is broken cloud and unlimited visibility.  The lower cloud layer will likely lift as day time heating kicks in.

Very little avalanche activity in the corridor yesterday, still some isolated incidents with size 1 Sc and Sa.

    Satellite image from yesterday morning, front along the coast.

    Picture looking at Whistler Mountain taken at same time as above image.

    Looks like some precipitation will be in our zone Monday.

Do action cameras cause Injuries: Snowbrains

Avalanche Center closes due to budget: Flathead Avalanche Center

No charges to Snowboarder who triggered killer avalanche: Missoula, Montana

Calgary Woman miraculously survives being trapped in a tree well near Squamish: Global News

Snow Wars: Global News


    Crowds were certainly not an issue, April 5, 2014.

    Another sculpture coming to a finish.

   Very challenging visibility depending on elevation and cloud cover.

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